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by Philip Case for the Farmer’s Weekly

The Welsh government has rejected new calls for a widespread badger cull to be introduced in Wales to tackle the spread of bovine TB.

The Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) had urged the Welsh government to reinstate a previous Welsh government plan to cull badgers.

The union said official data from Defra showing the badger cull in England is working to reduce TB demonstrated the need to reinstate a proactive badger cull in the Intensive Action Area (IAA) of Wales, which includes north Pembrokeshire and small parts of Ceredigion.